The Postman’s Posts

The Chinese Parrot…Well, perhaps not!

Author and playwright Earl Derr Biggers was an exceptional “Reconteur” (from Old French meaning to tell). And like any good storyteller he drew from his own experiences and quite often from real life. Here are some real-life associations, comparisons, and even an anagram, which the author may have borrowed from or used in writing his … Continue reading The Chinese Parrot…Well, perhaps not!

So, what-in-the-world is an Aphorism anyway?

When I first decided to write my book, The Wisdom Within Earl Derr Biggers' Charlie Chan: The Original Aphorisms Inside The Charlie Chan Canon, I pondered that very question for quite some time.  The book (in its final stages) is a collection of 175 aphorisms inside the six Charlie Chan novels by Ohio author and … Continue reading So, what-in-the-world is an Aphorism anyway?

Warren, Ohio’s month-long celebration of Author Earl Derr Biggers, March 2018

Most of us familiar with the fictional sleuth Charlie Chan are aware he was created by Author Earl Derr Biggers, born Warren, Ohio, August 26, 1884.  To my great surprise, while glancing through the Warren-Trumbull County Library’s website I saw under their “One Book/One Community” program, their title book for March 2018 was none other … Continue reading Warren, Ohio’s month-long celebration of Author Earl Derr Biggers, March 2018